Welcome to the website of the Association for Researching and Applying Metaphor (RaAM).

RaAM is an open community of researchers of metaphor, metonymy, and other forms of figurative expression. RaAM is interdisciplinary, welcomes a broad range of research methods, and focuses on application to real-world contexts.

Call for bids: RaAM 2022

Posted by RaAM on February 14th, 2020 at 7:58

The RaAM Executive Committee invites bids from teams interested in hosting the next RaAM conference in 2022. For more information, check out our Hosting a conference page.

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Newsletter November 2019

Posted by RaAM on November 12th, 2019 at 10:56

RaAM’s newsletter no. 25 is out! It includes a message from the Chair, final submission deadline for RaAM 2020 in Hamar (Norway), a “Metaphor Column” with Ray Gibbs, and much more! The newsletter is freely available from our website here:

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Final Call for Papers for RaAM13!

Posted by RaAM on October 30th, 2019 at 11:26

We are happy to announce that the 13th conference of the Association for Researching and Applying Metaphor (RaAM) will take place from 18 – 21 June 2020 at Inland Norway University of Applied Science in Hamar, Norway. The theme of this conference is Metaphorical creativity in a multilingual world. You will find the Call for Papers here. […]

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CfP New RaAM-endorsed symposium in Groningen, The Netherlands

Posted by RaAM on August 16th, 2019 at 10:36

We are pleased to announce a new RaAM-endorsed event – this time with a Call for Papers for a symposium! From 9-14 August 2020 the AILA-World Congress of Applied Linguistics will be held in Groningen, The Netherlands.

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